Iranian anchorwoman detained by FBI while visiting US

Iranian anchorwoman detained by FBI while visiting US

A prominent Iranian anchor was arrested by the FBI while visiting family in the US. No charges have been filed, Marzieh Hashemi was detained as a material witness by the FBI and taken to Washington DC. Federal law allows judges to arrest & detain witnesses if the government proves their testimony has extraordinary value for a criminal case, are a flight risk, & unlikely to respond to a subpoena

Xymus
Xymus
Nika D
Nika D 1 year

Something doesn’t seem right in this story. People are not jailed for being material witnesses AFAIK. I read three stories but don’t see any evidence of a crime being alleged. I’m guessing she’ll be charged with espionage, but I guess we will find out soon.

Mr. A
Mr. A 1 year

Update with court document: 1. No crime committed 2. Finally appointed attorney 3. Testified twice with legal counsel 4. Will be released immediately upon completion of testimony https://www.stltoday.com/marzieh-hashemi-material-witness-warrant/pdf_ff676ec4-ddfa-5c00-936f-2975d7eda891.html

Top in U.S.
Get the App